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Three dead, one seriously hurt in suspected DUII crash

RIDDLE —Three people are dead and a fourth is in critical condition following a suspected DUII crash, the Douglas County Sheriff's Office reported Wednesday.

On Tuesday, shortly before midnight, a deputy assigned to timber patrol drove through the area of the 3500 block of Lower Cow Creek Road and found debris in the roadway. When he stopped to investigate, the deputy spotted a crashed 2007 Toyota Solara convertible, the sheriff’s office reported.

The deputy found two females, 20-year-old Janeva Hodgson of Myrtle Creek and 16-year-old Kiya Speckman of Riddle, who had been ejected from the vehicle. Both were determined to be deceased.

Inside of the vehicle, a male passenger identified as 18-year-old Caleb Hodgson was found dead. The driver, 21-year-old Uriah Carleton of Roseburg was in critical condition. Carleton was airlifted by REACH Air Medical Services helicopter to an out-of-area hospital for treatment of his injuries, police said.

Police asked for anyone with information that could be helpful to investigators to call the sheriff's office at 541-440-4471 and refer to case #22-3466.

The sheriff's office was assisted by the Myrtle Creek Police Department, Riddle Fire Department, Umpqua Valley Ambulance and REACH Air Medical Services.